Muddy Buddy





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The Muddy Buddy is the finest and best sounding miniature Practice/Recording Tube amplifier without compromises.
Single ended class A shock-mounted subminiature Micro Tubes at 1 Watt RMS driving an Alnico 8" hempcone speaker or going straight into a mixer.






Micro Tubes (subminiature) - Small tubes, but sizable warmth, presence, power and transparency.
These special purpose tubes were developed by the military to operate smoothly under extreme conditions
with maximum life span.


Single ended class A

1 Watt RMS Micro Tube Power

No-compromise Custom Transformers
by Mercury Magnetics

Point - point terminal wiring

NEW - Now with 8" Jensen style Alnico Hemp cone speaker

Finger joint solid wood cabinet

8 ohms speaker output

NEW - Now with 'Live Amp Sound' Line out and Headphones option

Guitar - Acoustic - Steel - Bass
Microphone - Harp - Keyboard

Single ended class A 1 Watt RMS
Point - point terminals
Volume (Gain Boost), Tone Controls
8" Jensen style Alnico Hemp cone speaker
8 or 16 ohm speaker output
Line out
Standby switch
Super quiet power supply and
custom handwound Mercury Magnetics transformers
Shock-mounted tubes
Tube life: 30.000+ hours!
Paper-oil capacitors
Sprague TVA Filters
Carbon Composition resistors
Aluminum Chassis
Buffalo Horn Knobs w/indicators
Finger joint solid wood cabinet
Custom woods and colors
optional 'Live Sound' Line and Headphones output
100/120/220/240VAC (50/60Hz)
Handmade in USA

10-1/4 x 4-5/8 x 11-1/4
9 lbs.

Guitar, Acoustic, Steel, Bass,
Microphone, Harp, Keyboard ...




IEC socket, Master Volume, LAS Line Out ™ with TRS and XLR, Headphones




The Muddy Buddy has beautiful textured and pure cleans making a smooth transition through a wide range of
overdrive and distortion tones peaking into raw 60s style fuzz tones.

The small diameter speaker and low output is perfect for microphones in the recording studio.
Higher impedance Ribbon mics can now be used for beautiful natural guitar sounds.
The mic can pick up more detail without being overloaded by the low frequencies and higher output of larger speakers.


NEW: LAS -Live Amp Sound- Line Out ™ option with Level control and TRS and XLR low impedance outputs.
It mimics the characteristics of a moving voice coil from the speaker and provides an attenuated signal at line level

Use the Level control knob to adjust signal output around Line Level.
TRS gives a balanced signal with a 1/4'' Stereo cable or an unbalanced signal with a Mono 1/4'' cable.
XLR gives a balanced signal with a shielded XLR cable.

The Line Out signal is always present.
With a speaker plugged in, it can be added to the recording mix for another layer of guitar sound or for a live gig can be sent to the PA mixer.
With the speaker unplugged, an internal load kicks in with 8 ohm impedance.







Head version - custom solid woods and colors available




Chassis only version




Walnut cabinet with wavy radio grill




Quilted big leaf maple cabinet with striped mahogany front panel,
wavy radio grill and vintage style braided cotton covered powercord




Zebrawood cabinet with bookmatched figured maple front panel
bronze textured powder coated grill and chassis, black metal knobs




Zebrawood cabinet with bookmatched figured maple front panel
LAS Line Out ™ with TRS and XLR outputs




Antique Heart Pine




Oxidized Bloodwood, Birdseye maple and Wavy Radio grill with LAS Line Out




Figured Walnut




Redwood, Cypress, Copper grill with LAS Line Out



This little amplifier is an unbelievable powerful recording tool.
The Line out can be used as a quasi overdrive pedal or connect directly into a mixer or recorder.
The sound and response from the genuine power tube section with it's super hi-quality output transformer and even order harmonic break-up
leaves typical battery powered distortion pedals behind.
Away with fuzzy unnatural toy-like character - welcome natural and musical even-order harmonic single-ended power tube overdrive.
The 8 ohm speaker output can also drive larger speaker cabinets.


NEW! - Check out the wide variety of Wood Selections


As with all Siegmund Amplifiers, speakers are installed already 'broken in'.







User Feedback:

Hi Chris,

I received the amp yesterday evening. It is literally a piece of art.
The quality is outstanding and it makes it an incredible bargain.
You could easily charge twice for this amp given the build and sound quality.
I love the sound, this is exactly what I was looking for as a practice amp. It has amazing sustain at low volume.
It is also very quiet for a tube amp. I have not had time to explore all the possibilities but I am quite thrilled.

Thanks,
Michel Cekleov


Chris,

Got the amp yesterday, and it is fantastic! Excellent quality, and the sounds are from super clean, to just the right touch of crunch.
I played around last night with one of my new Stratocasters which has the S-2 switching and was able to get some fantastic sounds out of the amp.
Very bluesy and lots of bottom without being distorted, it was great.
Thanks again Chris, fantastic job.

Chris Jackson


Hi Chris,

After some months I can tell you one thing: the Muddy Buddy is the best amp that I ever had. It has great tones and sounds amazing even at whisper volume levels.
It also takes pedals really well: it is the perfect amp for practicing and recording.

Luca


Hey Chris,

I absolutely love the tones and versatility of this little guy. It really packs quite a punch for such a small size. The clean tones are so rich I just melt into its sound.
And since I usually add a little gain to my clean tones, this amp gives the perfect amount of crunch with more than enough to really crank it whenever I want.
Not to mention the beautiful craftsmanship you put into it. This is really a fine piece of art. I love the look of the Bloodwood and the Birds Eye Maple with the Radio Wave Grill!
And I'm happy I went with the Tuki Cover, very nice accessory for protection.

Thank you for this one of a kind amp. I really appreciate this and plan to use it for years and years to come.

Best,
Landon
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Hey Chris,

I hope you are doing very well! I just wanted to fill you in on what I've been up to and how well this extraordinary amp has helped me out.
When I first got it from you in the summer of 2014, I was totally stoked to take it to Boston with me for a Berklee Summer Program. There I mainly used it as a practice amp in the practice rooms, but it started quite a buzz among the other guitarists in the program. It quickly proved to be a versatile and irreplaceable amenity to my everyday music life. There I also got the opportunity to do a bit of recording with it and took advantage of the Line Out!
Since then I took it to college with me in New York. There I continued to play it daily and I became quite accustomed to the rich warm tones it creates in tandem with my Hofner New President archtop. There in New York I also created a few more recordings where I use the Muddy Buddy with the Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail (Reverb) and the Vemuram Jan Ray (distortion) pedals. This kept my set up quaint but powerfully pleasant which would never have been possible if it weren't for my Muddy Buddy.
I've included a link to a video for you to see how well it's served me!
https://youtu.be/rg98QBkMIp4 - https://youtu.be/Tck1jp3awn4
I've also used it in several gig formats, connecting it to a PA System through the Line Out. Everyone who's heard it is very impressed by it's sound and beauty. I continue to get raving remarks about how awesome this amp is from everyone I meet. And I always say it's made by the one and only Chris Siegmund!!

All the best and Happy New Year,
Landon Akiyama


Hey Chris,
I wanted to drop a quick line about the Muddy Buddy, you probably already know but I just discovered. I did some home recording with it today and was adjusting the master on the back. I found it behaves like an amp that is much bigger in terms of output (watts?) I was expecting it to mush out a bit when I attenuated it down but it held up, just at a lower volume. I am not sure how you accomplished that but it worked. Impressive. I have one other one watt amp and it does not hold up like this one.

I used it with a couple of pedals, a booster and a Tone Bender MK II, it worked out pretty well. I was surprised by the results coming through the 8" speaker. I was able to get good clean up by adjusting the volume on my guitar, which I know had more to do with the pedal but the amp handled it well too.

Thanks again,
Tim


This thing has amazing head room and body in the lower frequencies. It isn't lacking anywhere other than just the obvious volume.
This is such a game changer for me. I can practice and be dynamic without blowing out my household.
Thanks again Chris for your brilliant and thoughtful designs.
Ryan Fergon


Sound Samples:






The following 5 Sound Samples were created by Ryan Fergon from the band Soulajar.

Ryan used his Fender USA 1962 reissue.
The Mic clips used one large diaphragm condenser mic with no EQ or compression and everything flat through a tube mic preamp.
The Direct clips are from the "Live Amp Sound' Line out directly into the recording device.


Hi Chris,
So I did some recordings this morning of the Muddy Buddy - HOLY S#!% CHRIS!!
No joke, the line out on this thing is unbelievable. I have never in my life heard a guitar going straight into a recording sound this full and authentic.
- Ryan


Sample 1 Mic

Sample 1 Direct

Sample 2 Mic

Sample 2 Direct

Sample 3 Mic

Sample 3 Direct

Sample 4 Mic

Sample 4 Direct

Sample 5 Mic

Sample 5 Direct




The following Sound Sample was created by Jasenko Veselinovic.

Guitar: Les Paul
Mic Pre: La Chapell EG 992
Microphones: Cloud JRS 34 ribbon mic and Heil PR 30 dynamic

Sample 6








LAS -Live Amp Sound- Line Out is a trademark of Siegmund Guitars & Amplifiers